Trucking landed among the 10 careers spotlighted in the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report on Most Dangerous Jobs. In the days since, a new column on the Department of Labor's blog underscores the hazards of working on the roadways.
Per the DoL:
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers also have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require ...
Marketing manager Scott McNiel estimates the firm could hire 50 more drivers if it could find qualified candidates. The irony is not lost on McNiel that even in a tough economy in a blue-collar state, truck driving jobs often go begging.
“Everybody wants to have a local job where they are home every night. That's not going to happen.”
A study conducted by an independent location counsel examined the trucking industry and distribution centers around the Western United States and Canada.
Warehousing distribution is among the industries being targeted by state and local economic development agencies to diversify the economy.
The study, conducted by Princeton, N.J.-based The Boyd Co., included 29 cities in the United States and Canada that ...more
Trucking hiring has steadily climbed throughout 2014 as the industry nears its pre-recession employment levels.
With approximately 1,408,700 employed in July 2014, trucking employment is at its highest point since January 2008 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry added roughly 2,300 new hires.
Trucking hiring has improved every month since September 2013. Continuing at its current ...more
In August's jobs report, the BLS stated that the construction industry added 20,000 jobs, reaching a 5-year high. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, which is a 7-year low.
Improved hiring in the construction industry offers a potential boon for those seeking opportunities in trucking.
Trucking jobs are the second-most in-demand in the construction industry per a report. ...more
A Delaware company announced it will invest $52 million in a truck-to-rail facility to help move oil from the Four Corners region to market.
NLG Energy Partners’ facility will create 62 jobs initially and another 50 or so within five years, according to the state Economic Development Department.
Most of the jobs will be New Mexico-based truck driving positions, and ...more